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WVU Offensive Lineman Retires after Going Through Two Shoulder Surgeries; Medical Hardship Granted

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on August 08, 2019 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

Junior offensive lineman Jacob Buccigrossi’s injury-plagued football career at West Virginia is over.
 
Buccigrossi will retire and finish out his academic career on a medical hardship scholarship. An interior lineman who played both center and guard, Buccigrossi played 150 snaps in 2018 but missed spring practice after undergoing surgeries on both shoulders. The Pittsburgh native previously went under the knife and had to sit out his redshirt freshman season in 2017.
 
“Great kid, great family. Just a run of bad luck,” said West Virginia coach Neal Brown. “Two shoulder surgeries at once. For long-term health, he thought that was the best option for him.”
 
Click HERE for the rest of the story and more from some of WVU's early football season.
 
Editor's Note: Photo of Jacob Buccigrossi picking up receiver David Sills after a touchdown in WVU's game with Kansas State by Ben Queen of www.benqueenphotography.com.
 



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